Sugar Sugar (Part 2)

Who can take a sunrise

Welcome to part two of our Bubblegum Pop number.

By now you should be able to play all the good stuff. The head, harmony and fills of the chorus. This is the main bit which starts the song and many people will recognise straight away.

Now it’s time to round things off by learning the verse. Let’s get down to the candy store. (more…)

Sugar, Sugar (Part 1)

I’m gonna make your life so sweet!

Time for some Bubblegum Pop. This is a style of music that was first enjoyed by children and teenagers in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Bubblegum music mixes catchy dance beats with sugar-sweet lyrics to make easy-listening, fun-time songs.

In 1969, a cartoon pop group called The Archies had a number one Bubblegum hit called Sugar, Sugar. It’s a great groove for the harmonica. So let’s put the pick’n’mix on hold and work on some real ear candy. (more…)